GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF CLASS
The SEAMSTER 2 creates and
cuts patterns; assembles and constructs new garments or specialty items; and
mends and alters garments.
This is the second of a
two-level series. It is distinguished from the lower level by the design
and cutting of patterns and construction of garments in addition to mending and
alteration of garments.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The duties listed below
are not inclusive but characteristic of the type and level of work associated
with the class. Individual positions may do all or some combination of the
duties listed below as well as other related duties.
- Patterns. Typical tasks:
designs and alters patterns from verbal or written instruction by taking
measurements and allowing for shrinkage of fabric or cuts out pattern
pieces by using a standard pattern design; may alter patterns to meet
special needs; cuts out pattern pieces making sure pattern is positioned
correctly on the fabric.
Typical tasks: constructs new garments or specialty items such as costumes
for theatre productions; sews curtains, drapes, sheets as props for
backdrops; alters garments as needed.
- Clothing and Linen
Typical tasks: mends, patches, and repairs all garments and other items
which are repairable; mends rips and torn seams in costumes; applies
patches to worn clothing; hems; takes-in or lets-out seams; attaches snaps
and grommets to clothing.
- Maintenance. Typical
tasks: cleans and oils sewing machine; vacuums and sweeps work area.
RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHERS
The Seamster 2 has regular
contact in person or by telephone with other employees in the work unit to
exchange information about work assignments and get or give additional
Employees in this class
usually work under general supervision. Work is reviewed daily to assure sewing is
of satisfactory quality and that work orders are completed in a reasonable
amount of time. Operating manuals or instruction sheets and pattern
instructions are followed for
correct operation of sewing machine and sewing procedures.
Positions require sitting
for extended periods of time while performing job duties and to safely perform
moderate to heavy lifting.
Training and experience which
- knowledge of sewing
construction and mending methods and techniques.
- knowledge of the operation
and maintenance of electric sewing machines.
- skill laying out and
placing patterns on various fabrics.
- skill cutting out garments
and other items from patterns.
- skill mending, patching, or
repairing clothing, linens, and other textile items.
Must be able to work under the following conditions with or without
accommodations. See well enough for repetitive sewing tasks. Read
sufficiently to understand and follow instruction sheets and procedure
manuals. Sit or stand for extended periods while performing duties.
Use hands and fingers to operate sewing machines and handle thread, fabric,
scissors, and other sewing aids. Lift 25 to 50 pounds when necessary.